United Nations on Transphobia and Homophobia

Theme: Opposing grave Human Rights Violations on the basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.

I have not posted much because I am massively disillusioned with trans activism in the UK which refuses to understand how far the UK has moved and concern that stories are sometimes used as a point rather than in compassion for the victim.  This UN video, however, is a landmark and is something that everybody should watch. It reinforces how lucky we are in the UK – I wish people would remember that because, I believe, until we do, we cannot really understand how bad the situation is on other countries.

Warning: this is a speech which is emotionally powerful and some may find deeply upsetting. There are no disturbing images – just truth about brutality in many countries.

There’s a full version of the even (85 minutes) here

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Filed under crime, Equality, Homophobia, Transphobia

2 responses to “United Nations on Transphobia and Homophobia

  1. Hello-

    The United Nations exposure to the difficulties of transgendered persons is difficult to watch, but I’m so glad it’s being given a worldwide voice. It’s about time.

    I would appreciate if you read my blog, http://emilysvirtualrocket.blogspot.com. The blog is a virtual compendium of articles from newspapers, newsweeklies, and magazines, both popular and scholarly. The articles have a viewpoint toward transgender / transsexual news. If you like it, please put
    “Emily’s virtual rocket “under the title commonly called
    “Blogroll”. Thank you so much!

    Sincerely,

    Emily

  2. steph

    The UK hasn’t moved on that much, when trans hate crimes are not taken to court because the CPS believe its “not in the public interest” and the press continue to misrepresent trans people in their reporting of transphobia, and of course there is this new government rolling back trans rights won over last 12 years or so

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